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Thursday, 28 November, 2013

New Light of Myanmar


Thursday, 28 November, 2013

The nation built on education Myanmar has celebrated the National Day which marks the national campaign against the colonial education for 93 years. What makes this country’s National Day unique is its interconnection with education. The National Day of a sovereign state is the day of supreme significance. Started with boycott by university students in 1920, the movement inspired the entire people to wake up from nightmares of colonialism. The people who got involved in—some even sacrificed their lives—realized the importance of education. They knew very well that the country would eventually fall under the yoke of colonialism absolutely and would hardly rise up if the academic independence of the university was lost. They cherished the academic independence as much as they hungered for the independence of the nation. They knew that the education is the wing to fly higher in that era of strict colonial rule. Without education, they would live in boxed-in society and lost all possible sorts of individual and national independence, they realized. That is why they established national schools to keep an alternative channel for education wide open for younger generations. We are now living in an era of much more independent state, but we need to consider whether we are having strong and independent education system and whether we cherish the education as much as our ancestors did.

Convenience for brethren but not for locals Mohnyin, 27 Nov— Myanmar Railways arranged 69 coaches for pastors and pastoress, and church members of Kachin State who will participate in 200th Anniversary of Christian Missionary in Myanmar from 25 November to 3 December. Giving priority for those who would travel once in a blue moon is great but a headache for

Myitkyina station master of MR because almost all the dwellers in Kachin State have to rely only on rail route. “A special train should be arranged for the participants, but I think it is out of reach for MR to handle the situation due to insufficient of coaches.” said one of the Mohnyin station staff to NLM reporter. NLM-001

Acting Union Minister Dr Myo Myint attends 93rd Anniversary National Day.—mna

Coord meeting on Inventorying and Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage hold Nay Pyi Taw, 27 Nov—A coordination meeting on Strengthening of Capacities of Myanmar for the Inventorying and Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage programme organized

Myawady, 27 Nov— The 93rd National Day was marked in Myawady, a pleasant town on the bor-

Mr. Ricardo Favis, Programme Officer of UNESCO (Bangkok) explained facts about the programme and Ms. Noriko Aikawa and Ms. Paritta Koanantakool clarified the Preservation of Intangible Cultural

(from page 16) The officials presented prizes to the winners in the essay contest. The ceremony ended with a song sung by the students of BEHS No. 22. Similarly, Deputy Minister Dr San Lwin and officials attended the commemoration ceremony at Lewe BEHS No. 1. The 93rd Anniversary National Day was celebrated on a grand scale at every region and state of the country this morning.—MNA Heritage Convention 2013. Also present on the occasion were deputy ministers, officials of UNESCO, the directors-general of departments, the rector of National Culture and Fine Arts University (Mandalay), the deputy director-general, the scholars and officials of the Fine Arts Department. MNA

JITI provides railroad maintenance equipment for Myanma Railways

Yangon, 27 Nov—A handover of kinds of modern equipment for railroad maintenance by Japan International Transport Institute to Myanma Railways took place at Yangon Railway Station, here, this morning. In his address at the ceremony of handing over four kinds of modern equipment, numbering 31, to MR, Union Minister for Rail Transportation U Than Htay said discussions on the development of rail transportation network with JICA and Japanese firms including the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan that has been cooperating with Myanmar in railway services since 1965 are in

National Day marked in border town

93rd National Day marked in spectacular Myawady border town.

by the Ministry of Culture and UNESCO sponsored by Norwegian government was held at the hall of the ministry, here, on 25 and 26 November with an address by Union Minister U Aye Myint Kyu.

93rd Anniversary National…

der with Thailand, today. Students opened the ceremony by singing a song “Pyi Myanmar”, [Land of

Union Minister for Rail Transportation U Than Htay views railroad maintenance.—mna

progress. Japanese government proposed 11 projects for railway services to be implemented in 2013. Among them, 166-mile Yangon-Toungoo railroad

Myanmar]. District Administrator U Tint Wai Thone read out message sent by the President. At the ceremony, students who won prizes in essay and poem contests to mark the National Day were awarded by U Tint Wai Thone, District Police Chief Deputy Police Lt-Col Aung Myint, Township Administrator U Thein Zaw Kan and Chairperson of District Women’s Affairs Committee Daw Hla Hla Htay.—Tun Tun Oo (Myawady Border Town)

section has been set as the first phase of the development of Yangon-Mandalay railroad, 108.5-mile Toungoo-Yamethin railroad as the second phase and 111-mile Yamethin-Mandalay as the third phase, he added. He spoke words of thanks to Japanese International Cooperation AgencyJICA for its today’s donation as well as officials

development aids, grants and technology transfers to Myanmar. Next, the JITI President handed over kinds of equipment for railroad maintenance to the Union minister. They then observed a demonstration showing how to use the kinds of equipment worth ¥ 5,327,000. MNA

Good Samaritan NLM reporter sends French tourist back to hotel Pyinmana, 27 Nov—A French tourist named Mr Keraudran Nicolas Jacques, 49, was lost his way near a rail track in Ywagauk Ward in Pyinmana yesterday. Zaw Myo Naing, one of the brilliant reporters of NLM, took him to the office of ward administrator and

gave a helping hand. According to the enquiry, the gentleman was putting up at Tonga Puri Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw in Room No. 015. The administrator hired a taxi at a cost of 15000 kyat to send the tourist back to the hotel. Khant Naing Myo

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Volume XXI, Number 226 Thursday, 28 November, 2013

28 nov 13 nlm  

Volume XXI, Number 226 Thursday, 28 November, 2013